Tuesday, 11 August 2015

A Woman Who Shaped History – Amelia Earhart

The more I looked into the life of Amelia Earhart, the more impressed I became.  I knew that she was a record breaking aviator and that she disappeared on one of her expeditions in mysterious circumstances.  But there is so much more to this woman – who was certainly ahead of her time!

Earhart came from a disrupted family and spent her first years with her grandparents.  She trained as a nurse and nursed during the First World War – not for the faint hearted.

After the war and in her early twenties she took up flying in her spare time while working as a social worker.

She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a plane – but was only a passenger.  A few years later she did it on her own.  She became really famous.

In 1937 she and her co-pilot put out distress signals over the Pacific Ocean but were never found.

This record would have been impressive at any time – but in the times in which she lived – is truly inspirational.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! This brought tears to my eyes!
    Amelia Earhart is one of my favorite people of all times!
    She was a very courageous, and like you said - way way ahead of her time!
    Thank you for doing this on her!


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